San Pedro youth participate in Steel Band Concert

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Children from across San Pedro displayed their musical abilities in a steel band concert held on Friday, July 9th at the Angel Nunez Auditorium. The concert was held to show parents and friends what the children had learned in the three week music summer camp held by Maestro Carlos Perrote.

The unique summer camp taught children, from ages 5-18, to play percussion instruments, Garifuna drums and the steel pan. From July 22nd to August 8th, children learned basic elements of music, writing music, music notes and much more.

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The camp was a huge success, as noted when the children played the in instruments in rhythm and harmony at the concert. Even a couple of parents and grandparents joined in playing with the advanced group. Of course the children were more than happy playing the various instruments. When asked how she enjoyed the camp, six year old Jenellie Eiley said, “This camp was fun, I want to do it again. I got to learn to play the drums and now I want to continue taking classes and get better at it.”

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For Perrote it is about the experience he has with his students, and the ability to bring culture in the lives of the youth of San Pedro that is important. “I’m all about the music and I wanted to share that with the children,” said Perrote. At the end of the concert the children received certificates of recognition for their hard work during the camp. Parents applauded heartily for their accomplished darlings.

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Perrote will be offering music classes for the school year 2013/2014 for children between the ages of 5-15. The classes will take place every Saturday at the Little Angels Pre-School. Music camp organizer Elizabeth Hobarth encourages parents to register their children to the classes. “It is a great opportunity for the children to learn music and Maestro Perrote is one of the best music teachers. It’s not all about the music but the knowledge that your children will be safe doing something productive, rather than in the streets getting into trouble. This is the opportunity to give your children a cultural experience,” said Hobarth. To register your children or learn more about the upcoming the music classes contact Elisabeth Hobarth at phone number 226-3755 or [email protected]

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